Hacksaw’s Headlines–Friday

Posted by on October 12th, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 

…(Baseball)…..

Dodgers-Brewers…Game 1-NLCS..Clayton Kershaw (9-5) 2.73-ERA-vs-Gio Gonzalez (3-0) 2.13-ERA…….Kershaw (155K-161Inn) despite 2-stays on disabled list…Pitching on 7-days rest.

Dodgers..Hit (.250-235HRs) this year…7-batters hit 20-homers or more-led by Max Muncy (35HRs)……Dodgers hit (.258) on road with 116-HRs…better than at LA…Blue (48-35) on road this year.

Brewers…on 11-game winning streak since end of season…Milwaukee led by MVP-candidate Christian Yelich (.326-36HRs)…Jesus Aguilar (35HRs)…Travis Shaw (32HRs)…Ryan Braun (20HRs)….Brew Crew hit (218HRs) during season….only hit (.247) at Miller Park…Brewers (53-30) at home this year.

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Red Sox-Houston…Saturday-1st game ALDS at Fenway Park….Chris Sale (13-4)-246-strikeouts-vs-Justin Verlander (17-9)-297-strikeouts…

Boston…Won 111-games this year-regular season-playoffs…Bosox (58-25) at Fenway Park…Hit (.282) at home this season….Mookie Betts (.346)-MVP candidate…JD Martinez (.330)….Andrew Benetendi (.290)…Xander Bogaerts (.288)..

Astros…Hitting (.327) in post season….Opponents hitting (.114)….Houston hit (.255)-205HRs…..Astros (.262) on the road…Houston (58-34) on road…Astros SS-Carlos Correa plagued by back problems.

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(MLB)

Cubs..Fire hitting coach Chili Davis-just 1-yer on the job.
Texas..Interview Sandy Alomar-Junior-Indians coach for manager’s job…will interview Dusty Wathan-Phillies
Mets..Interview Mike Chernoff-Indians-for GM job
Twins..Interview Hensley Meulens-Giants-for managers job.
Giants…2-GM candidates pull out-Ben Sherrington-Toronto…David Sterns-Milwaukee..

Rockies..P-Jon Gray says he needs to put 20lbs back on…wants to pitch at 235-next year…dropped weight-lost velocity…(5.12-ERA-27 HRs allowed)

Dodgers..Report they released a Latin player who raped a hotel maid while in Arizona Instructional League…LA pulled player out of Arizona-sent him to Dominican Republic-then released him…did not notify MLB…player signed with another organization.

Cardinals..Sign P-Adam Wainwright to contract extension despite season long elbow problems.

Reds..3B-Nick Senzel undergoes surgery left elbow-bone chips.
Detroit..P-Jordan Zimmerman-surgery-core muscle operation.

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…..(Football)……..

Chargers-Cleveland…Sunday matchup…Bolts may be without K-Caleb Sturgis-quad injury….Sign FA-K-Michael Badly…Release KR-JJ Jones.

Bolts…Ranked 7th in NFL in offense (405Y)…averaging (289YPG) passing…Philip Rivers (1,495Y-13TD-2Int-116R)-ranked 2nd in NFL in passing…RB-s Melvin Gordon-Austin Eckler combined (1,005APY) rushing-receiving….RBs averaging (4.6YPC)…..WR (12.3YPC)….

Browns…QB-Baker Mayfield explosive-team averaging (376YPG) on offense….#1-NFL running the ball (144YPG)…Defense leads NFL with takeaways (15)…but is ranked #27 overall defense (398YPG)……Mayfield (838Y) in 3-games….Mayfield 3TD-3Int-2-Fumbles-8-sacks)….Browns allow 21-sacks this season…RBs Nick Chubb-Carlos Hyde (496Y) rushing combined…WR-Jarvis Landry (13.1YPC)…..LB-Myles Garrett 5-sacks in 5-games….Browns (2-2-1)…lost by 3-3-could be (5-0) team.

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(Schedule)

Chiefs-New England..Patrick Mahomes-vs-Tom Brady..Mahomes (14TD-2Int) leads NFL in passing….KC (5-0) but has #32nd ranked defense-allowing (461YPG)-26PPG.

Tampa Bay-Atlanta…Falcons shocking (1-4) start.

Steelers-Cincinnati…Red hot Andy Dalton-vs-Ben Roethlisberger..Bengals (4-1) start

Seattle-Oakland…Raiders staggering with (1-4) start.

Bears-Miami..Mitch Trubisky comes off bye week-Dolphins lost 2-in row.

Vikings-Arizona..Rookie QB-Josh Rosen-vs-Minnesota defense.

Jets-Colts…Andrew Luck-vs-Sam Darnold-both defenses terrible.

Carolina-Washington..Redskins in disarray on defense..now have to face Cam Newton-Christian McCaffrey.

Houston-Bills…Josh Allen-last in passing..DeShaun Watson 18-sacks.

Rams-Denver…Jared Goff-#1 rated offense…Rams defense given up 62-points last two games…Broncos lost 3-in row…

Jaguars-Dallas….Blake Bortels comes off 4-interception-5 sack loss…Cowboys struggling to throw ball

Ravens-Titans..Tennessee off to surprising (3-2) start..Ravens coming off loss last weekend.

Green Bay-49ers…Monday Night matchup..Aaron Rodgers missed (424Y) passing day last weekend-Mason Crosby missed 5-kicks in game….Niners QB-CJ Beathard taking pounding last two starts.

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(Scoreboard)

Eagles-W-Giants (34-13)……Carson Wentz (278P-3TD)…Alshon Jeffrey 2TD catches….Eagles defense Interception-4 QB sacks..13-hits on Eli Manning…..RB-Saquon Barkley fabulous game (229APY) including 50Y-TD run….Giants now (1-5)…. Thursday night game.

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(NFL)

Giants..Coach Pat Shurmur fines WR-Odell Beckham 10,000-for public interview he did criticizing team’s fire-heart…QB-Eli Manning becoming a check down QB….made Beckham meet with team to clarify comments…

London Daily Mail…says Jaguars owner Shad Khan wants to play 4-regular season games in London and 4-in Jacksonville once he buys Wembley Stadium.

NFL TV Ratings…Thru 5-weeks-up 3%…had 11% drop-offs each of last two years.

Alliance American Football…Arizona franchise hires Huge Freeze-Off Coor-ex Ole Miss coach….Nick Aliotti-Def Coor…ex-Oregon State coach.

Cowboys…LB-David Irving returns to team-is in middle of family custody battle.

Steelers..RB-Le’Veon Bell slated to return to team next Monday-ending 6-game holdout…Might lost 5.1M of his 14.6M-franchise tag fee for holdout.

Carolina…Former WR-Rae Carruth to be released from prison after 17-years-jailed on a hire for murder charge to kill then pregnant girlfriend in 2001.

San Diego Fleet…AAF team hires John Kitna-Off Coor….Larry Marmie-Def Coor…Az Hakim-WR coach…Dre Bly-DB coach.

Green Bay..QB-Aaron Rodges re-tweaks ailing knee.

Colts..C-Ryan Kelly-misses practice-calf injury

49ers…Staggered by injuries…3-WR..3-top OL miss Thursday workout with injuries.
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(College)

Aztecs-Air Force…SDSU .(4-1) coming off huge win at Boise…Short work week to prepare for Falcons triple option offense…Falcons (2-3) going with run-pass QB DJ Hammond.

USD-Dayton…Toreros (3-2)…Flyers (3-3)….QB-Anthony Lawrence now 2nd all time passing leader at USD….(1605Y-13TD-4Int) this season..USD won 31-straight Pioneer League home games…Flyers (16-9) vs USD all time.

USC-Colorado…QB-matchups TJ Daniels-vs-Steve Montez (1426P-11TD)…Buffaloes off to fast start(5-0)….Trojans (3-2)

UCLA-California…Bruins now (0-5)…worst start since 1943;

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(Mountain West)

Army-San Jose…Spartans led by strong armed QB-Josh Love.
New Mexico-Colorado State..Rams QB-KJ Samuels (1623P-15TD)
UNLV-USU..Aggies QB-Jordy Love (1235P)
BYU-Hawaii…Warriors QB Cole McDonald (2100P-24TD)
Boise-Nevada..Brett Rypien (1559P-12TD)-vs-Wolfpack QB-Ty Gangi (1332P-13TD)
Wyoming-Fresno…Bulldogs QB-Marcus McMaryion (1291P)

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(Pac 12)

Washington-Oregon…Shootout QBs-Jake Browning-vs-Justin Herbert..Browning (1508P-9TD)…Herbert (1911P-5TD)

Arizona-Utah…Both teams trying to put win streaks together.

Bye Weeks..Stanford-Washington State-Oregon State-Arizona State

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(Top Ranked)

1-Alabama-Missouri…Jalen Hurts may start at QB-Tide
2-Georgia-LSU..Tigers loss cripples them in SEC divisional race
3-Ohio State-Minnesota..QB-Dwayne Haskins now Heisman hot QB
4-Clemson…Off weekend
5-Notre Dame-Pitt….Irish with hot QB-Ian Book
6-West Virginia-Iowa State..Mountaineers QB-Will Grier hot
7-Washington-Oregon..for top spot in Pac 12-North
8-Penn State-Michigan State..Spartans defense-vs-Trace McSorley
9-Texas-Baylor..Longhorns come off big win over Oklahoma.
10-Central Florida-Memphis…Knights unbeaten in BCS hunt.

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(College Notes)

Louisville..unhappy with (2-4) start and coach Bobby Petrino-do not have 14M for buyout.

Alabama..QB-Tua Tagovailoa-ankle issue

Clemson..QB-Kelly Bryant-transferring out-will visit North Carolina-can leave and still play in ACC as graduate student.

PAC 12…Will change instant replay after a VP overruled refs in Command Center and did not call 2-targeting hits in USC-Washington State game.

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……..(Basketball)………

Lakers-at-Golden State…Friday night preseason matchup in Oakland…Lakers (2-3)…Warriors (1-3).

Lakers…Kobe Bryant confirms he met with lead owner Jeannie Buss….said she had to ‘fire Jim Buss-Mitch Kupchack’ and change culture of team if they hoped to sign LeBron James.

Tex Winter…legendary assistant coach passes away (96Y)….Coached 9-years with Lakers with Phil Jackson…also coached during Chicago Bulls 6-title seasons…Developed the ‘Triangle’ offense…

Minnesota…turmoil filled preseason continued….Team cancelled Thursday workout because of incidents with F-Jimmy Butler-who screamed and yelled at teammates on Wednesday….Butler then met with players only meeting and said he would play with them this year…despite demands to be traded.

Adidas Slush Fund Trial….Adidas consultant says he set up payment of 100,000 to Arizona C-DeAndre Ayton to play at that school….said he helped with payments to deliver Brian Bowen to Louisville…and 5-other players.

NBA….Montreal Gazette reports league is looking at expansion into both Seattle and Montreal.

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(Hockey)

Gulls-Tucson…San Diego home opener…Gulls unveil 6’6 G-Jared Coreau-ex Red Wings…veteran Nashville F-Pontus Aberg…young D-Simon Benoit…Josh Mahura….veteran Manitoba C-Chris DeLeo…

LA Kings-W-Montreal (3-0)….Jeff Carter-Adrian Kempe score early goals in win.
Las Vegas-L-Pittsburgh….Golden Knights now off to (1-4) start…..

Kings-at-Ottawa…Saturday matchup

Flyers..Lose F-Nathan Patrick-shoulder injury

NHL..Reduces 27G-suspension for Nashville’s Austin Watson to 18-games…during probe of domestic abuse case.

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…..(General)…….

Soccer

..Team USA-L-Colombia (4-2) in friendly match….Colombia scores 2-goals in 5-minutes…reels off 3-goals in 2nd half in win.

..Manchester United Coach Josie Mourinho meets with Board of Directors to discuss teams poor start.
..Manchester United..report Mourinho interested in talking to LA Galaxy F-Zlatan Ibrahimovic-who wants to leave MLS.
..Aston Villa…hires longtime Chelsea star John Terry as assistant coach.
..English Premier League…gets to International week break with 3-way tie for top spot…Chelsea-Manchester City-Liverpool all (6-0-2) Meanwhile-Cardiff City-Huddersfield-Newcastle all in relegation trouble..a combined record of (0-17-7) in 24-matches.

Formula 1…Off weekend…run US Grand Prix in Austin next weekend.

NASCAR…heads to Alabama for Talladega 399….Kevin Harvick-Kyle Busch have 7-wins this year…

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